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Can someone help me? I'm trying to install Fedora Core 3 and it will not detect my mouse. I tried the generic 3 button serial mouse but it won't work. ...
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- 05-29-2005 #1
Fedora can't find mouse.
Can someone help me? I'm trying to install Fedora Core 3 and it will not detect my mouse. I tried the generic 3 button serial mouse but it won't work. The mouse is for a serial port and has no name. I think I might have done something wrong when setting up the bios. Serial port 1 is on: 2F8H/IRQ3 in the bios but all I know is that I connected the serial port onto the board port "com 1" Can someone help?
- 05-29-2005 #2
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- May 2004
I think the "normal" setup is like this:Code:
Windows hex irq Linux com1 3F8 4 ttyS0 com2 2F8 3 ttyS1
Set up your BOIS to agree with the above and then boot to Linux. Get a text console (ctrl-alt-F3) and log in with root permissions, either as root or as normal and then 'su -'.
Run the command 'gpm'. gpm is a text-mode mouse utility that I think is installed by default with Fedora. Even if you don't use a mouse in a text console, I think gpm is useful for setting up the mouse. On my FC1 and FC3, gpm is at /usr/sbin/gpm. If gpm is installed but not configured, you may get a response something like this:
O0o.oops(): [gpn.c(104)]: no deivice specified for mouse #1
That's not a bad thing.
Next, take a guess at which serial port has your mouse:
# gpm -m /dev/ttyS0 -t help | less
# gpm -m /dev/ttyS0 -t msc
# gpm -kCode:
# ln -s /dev/ttyS1 /dev/mouse
- Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"
Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS1"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
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